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South Salem Covered Bridge 35-71-02

Photos 

South Salem bridge

Photo cicra 2002. Bridge has been restored since then.

Photo taken by Bill Eichelberger

BH Photo #130885

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Covered bridge over Buckskin Creek on Lower Twin Road (CR 54)
Location
Ross County, Ohio
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1900 Rebuilt 2006
Design
Covered Howe through truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 92.9 ft.
Total length: 102.0 ft.
Deck width: 15.4 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 12.2 ft.
Recognition
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on March 4, 1975
Also called
Buckskin Covered Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.33433, -83.31431   (decimal degrees)
39°20'04" N, 83°18'52" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/300535/4356433 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
South Salem
Inventory numbers
ODOT 7132603 (Ohio Dept. of Transportation structure file number)
WGCB 35-71-02 (World Guide to Covered Bridges number)
NRHP 75001530 (National Register of Historic Places reference number)
BH 28335 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 08/2015)
Deck condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Appraisal: Structurally deficient
Sufficiency rating: 10.4 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2006)
500

Categories 

Built 1900 (883)
Built during 1900s (6,281)
Covered (1,353)
Howe through truss (346)
Howe truss (429)
NR-listed (2,844)
Ohio (2,919)
One-lane traffic (7,421)
Open (36,536)
Owned by county (18,846)
Ross County, Ohio (38)
Span length 75-100 feet (5,792)
Through truss (12,896)
Total length 100-125 feet (4,639)
Truss (29,441)
Wooden deck (5,863)

Update Log 

  • December 13, 2015: New photos from Jack Schmidt
  • March 15, 2014: Photo imported by Dave King
  • December 22, 2008: New photo from Bill Eichelberger

Sources 

Comments 

South Salem Covered Bridge
Posted August 4, 2007, by Mark Meece (cloak [at] cinci [dot] rr [dot] com)

Here are photos of the bridge I just took in July 2007.